Note: For an in-depth discussion on using C++ for high-performance avr programming, see this post.
Good control of time can prove to be a valuable tool under our belts. Focusing on robotics, it can help us with a variety of things including, but not limited to:
- Control of servos and sensors
- Position estimation based on speed encoders
- Led flashing
- Task scheduling
- Code profiling
So proper timing can make our projects more powerful and reliable. Moreover, having an abstraction layer on top of timer hardware will help us prototype faster and will make our code more portable.